Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report for the Week of 5.26.14
By angelamontana

Posted: May 27, 2014

Canyon Ferry:  The rainbow trout bite has been good, especially on the north end of the reservoir. Shoreline anglers are having success at traditional access points using worms, spawn, Powerbait or while fly fishing with nymphs.  Boat anglers are catching some rainbows on the north end of the reservoir while fly fishing near shore or trolling cowbells tipped with worms. The walleye bite is picking up on the south end of the reservoir trolling in shallow depths using crankbaits (green, silver or perch colored), worm harnesses or slow death rigs.  Yellow perch are being caught from shore at Silos or while searching for walleye. Boat access remains somewhat limited, but the reservoir is on the rise.  Adam Strainer, FWP, Helena

Hauser:  Rainbows are being caught while trolling cowbells between Black Sandy and Hauser Dam.  Riverside is producing a few rainbows as well while jigging with a worm.  An occasional walleye is being caught around Devil’s Elbow, the El Dorado powerlines and the Causeway while using jigs and leeches.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

Holter:  Rainbows are being caught on cowbells and silver or perch colored crankbaits from Split Rock to Holter Dam.  A few walleye are being caught on bottom bouncers and leeches around Gates of the Mountains and Log Gulch.   Perch are being caught in small bays.  Troy Humphrey, FWP, Helena

(Report by Adam Strainer and Troy Humphrey – MFWP)